Media personality Criselda Kananda has announced that she lost her father on social media. Without revealing too much details on how he died or when, she instead wrote a heartfelt message to wish him farewell.
Wishing her father Victor Manxhola eternal rest, she also thanked him for giving her life and reminisced on her wedding day with broken hearts. “Death be not proud. Rest in perfect peace, Tata. 2020 #Sekwanele” she wrote.
Speaking to Daily Sun, Criselda spoke highly about her father who ‘raised all four of his children with love and respect.’ “He had a good heart, but was strict. Whenever we were around him we knew we were safe. He taught us good, valuable lessons. He was our hero.
The radio presenter said the funeral will be on Saturday, October 3. “The service will start at 6am. We’ll then proceed to Benjamin’s Church High Praise Centre in Vosloorus in the Vaal. By 8am we’ll be at South Park Cemetery, where he’ll be laid to rest.”
Because of adherence to lockdown regulations, the service will be small however will be streamed on various social media platforms. Criselda is the recent ZAleb to lose her father, after siblings Khanyi Mbau and Lasizwe also lost their father Menzi Mcunu.
The personalities could not properly mourn on social media because of the trolls who came after them. Criticized for the way he handled the passing, Lasizwe was subjected to social media bullying once again. He posted snaps in attendance at his father’s funeral and all the pictures he posted were emotional and was drenched in tears.
Good night Tata! Enkosi ngobomu. Till we meet again. Yanga umpefumlo wakho ungafumana uxolelo nomoya wakho ufumane ukuphumla okungunaphakade. Death be not proud. Rest in perfect peace Tata. 💔💔💔💔 2020 #kwanele pic.twitter.com/7p6Re2Xv3N
— Criselda Kananda (@positivegp) September 29, 2020
Khanyi posted a video of her and her father Menzi Mcunu breaking it down at the dancefloor and left her followers grabbing tissues. You can tell that the man was a huge fan of dancing and his presence lit the room.
The popular YouTuber found himself trending after the pictures he posted of him crying at his fathers funeral. He was soon turned into a meme, with people saying he was seeking attention and then he got it. His pictures were deemed inappropriate hence the heartless and mean comments.
Thank you once again for the comforting words during this trying time. Bayabulela oTshangisa naMazizi. pic.twitter.com/yoEa4EiGfM
— Criselda Kananda (@positivegp) September 30, 2020
“RIP Dad, till we meet again… tell my mom I said I’ll be okay, thank you for raising dynamite!” he captioned his post.
Slamming people who spoke vile things about him Lasizwe simply asked for respect.
“Some people tend to forget we mourn differently and life isn’t a group assignment. If I choose to mourn on social media respect my wishes… iSocial media yam le!” he declared.
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